Church at Christmas

I’m Jewish But Go To Church on Christmas—Here’s Why

Here’s why I love going to Christmas mass

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I’ll Take the Wheel, Thanks

Femi & his fiancee navigate which wedding elements to include, exclude or modify

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A Girl, a Guy and a Waffle House

In case you didn’t notice from the pictures, Femi and I are a devilishly handsome, interfaith, interracial couple. We also happen to live in the South. While Atlanta is a shiny blue dot amongst a sea of red, it’s still the South. There are challenges we have down here unique to any other part of […]

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How to Rebuild on Yom Kippur

A few weeks ago my family had a hard day. It seemed that both my Jewish and my husband’s Mexican/Catholic faith were being tested. A 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico. The epicenter of the quake was in Puebla where my husband, Adrian, is from and where his immediate family still lives. We were at the laundromat […]

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Issues Interfaith Families Confront, Plus Six Tips for Couples Considering Interfaith Marriage

Professional view describing some of the major issues interfaith couples face, from the religion of future kids to loyalty toward their family of origin.

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Our Wedding: A Personalized Jewish-Catholic Interfaith Ceremony

A personal narrative from a Catholic woman who planned an interfaith wedding ceremony that integrated aspects of her background, such as the vows, and her Jewish husband?s heritage, such as the ring ceremony.

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The Shrinking Crucifix

Personal Narrative in which a Jewish mother whose son is being married to a Catholic woman in a church by a cantor and priest is first horrified by the huge cross in the church, yet when she returns on the wedding day, the cros

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A Thank-You Note to My Mother-In-Law

My mother-in-law’s email about Christmas gifts for her was simple: “Have composed an extensive ‘Wish List’ on Amazon for those who might be looking for ideas!” When I logged onto her list, I found her typical requests for puzzles and small housewares mixed in with requests for items such as “a picture of the three […]

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Engaging Children in Ritual Life

Non-Orthodox institutional Judaism seems to suffer from a lack of young families – and, more importantly, young people. We might see a handful of families with pre-school aged youngsters at the first Friday “family service,” but at most Shabbat services at Sam’s synagogue, there are rarely young children other than Jack in attendance. I know Jack is […]

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Choosing a Religion for Baby Jack

Hello again. Anne and Sam here. You may remember us from the InterfaithFamily Wedding Blog. A few years have passed and we have a 5-month-old son, Jack. As new parents we may not know how to handle teething or potty training yet, but we would like to share some of our experiences with you, especially […]

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